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President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant has highlighted the need for partnerships to implement projects that will increase agricultural production and encourage more youth involvement in the industry.
Senator Grant, who was addressing a meeting of the Rotary Club of Mandeville held recently at the Golf View Hotel said: “It would be appropriate to begin a project in collaboration with your club, to introduce the youth to practical information and demonstration of technology in agriculture as the sector has to become adaptable and make the necessary changes to keep abreast of the trends.”
He pointed out that greenhouse technology, hydroponics and wind-tunnel farming for the poultry industry, are increasingly revolutionising the way that agriculture is done and “the youths of this country must therefore grasp the opportunity to enter this field with both hands.”
Stating that, “there is an increasing need for our society to realise that only together we can make a difference so as to make things work,” Senator Grant pointed to initiatives such as the ‘Eat Jamaican Campaign’, which involves public and private sector agencies actively promoting the need to support and reposition the nation’s agricultural industry.
The theme for the Eat Jamaican Campaign is: ‘Eat what we grow and grow what we eat.’